Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 Keyboard Review

Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 ReviewThis probably the best straightforward keyboard that Razer USA currently produces. It’s the Black Widow Ultimate 2013. It’s everything your typical keyboard is, yet isn’t. Five programmable macro keys, along with variable backlit brightness, gaming profiles, and individual mechanical keys makes the Black Widows Ultimate 2013 a premium experience.

It really is made for gamers, but now isn’t it the time to find out if it really is good for games — and you know, typing?

Here’s The White Nexus 4

The White Nexus 4The Nexus  4 is pretty old now, after being launched in November of 2012, but that didn’t keep our curiosity away from the limited edition white model. It works just like the previous Nexus 4, in black, that I reviewed a few months back. The only difference between the two models is that the white Nexus 4 sports a white back side, and white sides.

Strangely, the front remains black, most likely to preserve the sense of immersion that comes along with have a screen showing deep blacks with black edges. Or, it could have been a supply/cost constraint. Regardless, we think the white Nexus 4 is pretty cool, especially with the free bumper that is being provided to early adopters of Google’s limited edition flagship handset. Also, in an effort to keep its mint condition, the screen protector hasn’t been removed, so it looks somewhat strange from the front.

More photos after the break.

Google Glass: When Torn Apart, It Still Looks Just As Cool

glass-teardown-exploded-top-thumbWell, it’s been a while since Google Glass has been available for Explorer program users and developers, but no one has been gutsy enough to take apart a $1,500 Glass prototype — until now, by Catwig. In the end, everything is rather simple: the Google Glass headset is just a ton of flexible components attached to a shell that just so happens to be fixed to the human head.

If you’re interested in specifics, what was found included: a custom Synaptics touchpad on the side which lets the user interact with Glass,a Google X-branded logic board, a TI OMAP4430 chip, 16GB of SanDisk flash, and an Elpida mobile DRAM chip. The battery is around 2.1 W in capacity — around 570mAh, if you convert it. Oh, and the display is 640×360 pixels in resolution.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: A 16MP Camera With A Phone’s Body

galaxy-s4-zoom-This is the much-rumored Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom —  a 16 megapixel camera with 10x zoom, optical stabilization, and Xenon flash. The physical device has a dual-core 1.5GHz Exynos processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage. Obviously, a microSD slot is present for adding more space. To take your pictures, there’s a 4.3-inch screen which contains 960 x 540 pixels, powered by a 2,330mAh removable battery, and running on Android 4.2.2 . Meanwhile, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC make up the rest of the cameraphone.

No word on pricing, but initial observations place it somewhere near the $600 mark.


iFixit Tears Apart The New Macbook Air, Finds Lots Of Changes

macbookair-6-13-teardownWhat’s new? A new technology product is released, the engineers at iFixit get their hands on it, then proceed to tear it apart. That’s the drill for years now, and nothing has changed. Enter, the new 13.3-inch Macbook Air for 2013, and iFixit has found two notable changes from previous models in their examination of its guts: a smaller SSD (solid state drive) and lots of space for the batteries. In fact, the battery is a massive 7,150mAh in capacity, and sits nearby the new Broadcom 802.11ac WiFi chip. To compensate for the lack of space, Apple reduced the size of SSD by using dithcing a SATA  connection to a more efficient and smaller PCI Express method — all of this in the name of design.

Of course, iFixit did give Apple’s new darling ultrabooks a low “repairability” score — the benchmark score of which they determine how hard or easy it is to mess with or fix all of the most recent gadgets — a measly 4 out of 10 is what it got.

Oh well.


The First Destiny Gameplay Trailer Has Arrived

destiny splash PSUWarlock and Hunter — two character classes shown off in the Destiny on-stage gameplay at E3 2013 this year, as well as the just-released gameplay trailer. Bungie’s post-Halo project looks absolutely fantastic, with an initial mission on post-apocalyptic Earth, blowing alien bad guys to shreds. As it had been confirmed for months now, Destiny will be released on both current-gen and next-gen consoles next year, with no regard to not being awesome. Check out the gameplay trailer, after the break!

Mad Catz Goes All Out On New Keyboard, Headsets, And More For E3 2013

madcatz-2013-gearMadCatz, one of the biggest gaming accessory contenders on the market, has taken into account that it’s time to release some new hardware for E3. So, a couple of universal headsets, a PC gaming keyboard and two other PC and Mac headsets should do just about right, right? The first two major products, the TRITTON Kunai Universal and F.R.E.Q. 4D stereo headset (releases in summer and fall 2013, respectively) are both GameSmart initiative devices: so they’ll work on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U along with PCs, Macs, Android phones, iPhones, and anything else with a 3.5mm or USB port.

Us PC gamers get access to the lower-end S.T.R.I.K.E 3, little brother to the 5 and 7 keyboards that Mad Catz released earlier. It sports mechanical keys, adjustable backlighting and programmable macro keys  — release date is in the fall.

Via: MadCatz

iOS 7 Coming In The Fall: It’s Just What The Doctor Johnny Ive Ordered

ios-7-2-xlStarting with a new lockscreen, which moves in parallax to your movement and notifications on the screen, iOS 7 to full of features that will make future iOS device absolutely joyful to use. Apple and Jony Ive (the lead designer of the iOS 7 project) have also added the Control Center, which gives you important settings and buttons from nearly any app and quick access to music controls, as well as a flashlight.

Other features in iOS 7 include the Car app, which brings your device, eyes-free, to different car makes, iTunes Radio (music streaming like Google Play All Access or Spotify), the ability to truly mulitask nearly all apps, new Safari, Airdrop, Camera, Siri, a full Notification Center, redesigned keyboard, and theft deterrence updates/additions — and best of all, the completely redesigned interface, which is primarily minimalist, but also very layered with information and features, so that it isn’t bland.

A full launch of iOS 7 is planned sometimes this Fall, with minimum requirements of all features for the iPhone 4S, iPad 3rd generation, or the iPod Touch fifth generation models.

Via: Apple